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Olanta, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Olanta had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Olanta is located at latitude 33.9362 and longitude -79.9318 in Florence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Olanta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Florence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Town of Olanta (GNIS ID: 2407042) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Olanta is located within Olanta Division of Florence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olanta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olanta: Beulah.

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Olanta, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 520
Population in Households 520
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 523
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 205
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (27.0%)
Median Home Value $61,364
Average Home Value $85,197


Median Household Income $33,876
Average Household Income $41,665
Per Capita Income $14,790
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.26% -0.74%
Households -1.41% -0.89%
Families -0.73% -0.96%
Median Household Income   -2.41%
Per Capita Income   -0.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Olanta, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olanta to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 288 28th
Population Density1 # 235 41st
Diversity Index2 # 151 62nd
Median Household Income # 262 34th
Per Capita Income # 367 8th

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